MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics92.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory22.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '21 at 21:27
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$386
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Memory 95.3
1-Core 145
2-Core 290
100% 176 Pts
4-Core 573
8-Core 1,037
100% 805 Pts
64-Core 1,428
96% 1,428 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$480
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
92.5% Outstanding
Lighting 113
Reflection 104
Parallax 118
92% 112 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 106
Splatting 101
94% 125 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 108%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS3030 250GB SSD
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,041
Write 1,110
Mixed 583
203% 911 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 27.6
112% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 80.6
DQ Mixed 120
95% 137 MB/s
Poor: 107% Great: 216%
Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003 500GB
16GB free
Firmware: STRSD013
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 507
Write 485
Mixed 468
109% 487 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 54.5
181% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 365
274% 366 MB/s
Poor: 84% Great: 136%
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$40
96GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8,700
Write 8,330
Mixed 8,367
1,892% 8,466 MB/s
4K Read 629
4K Write 326
4K Mixed 420
1,664% 458 MB/s
DQ Read 1,412
DQ Write 984
DQ Mixed 1,077
837% 1,157 MB/s
Poor: 68% Great: 129%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
43GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 50 50 48 46 61 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
25.5% Poor
Read 40
Write 56.5
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 49.1
32% 43.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
40% 0.3 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$37
121GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 62 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 65.5
Write 70
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 62.8
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
MC Read 33.5
MC Write 36.2
MC Mixed 27.3
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 37.7
SC Mixed 27.7
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 56.1
71% 56.1 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 109%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 29,946 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $976
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HDDRAMUSB
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